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Summary: Mrs. Palfrey, an elegant, genteel widow, came from Scotland to London to take up residence at the Claremont Hotel. Though she had high hopes for the cosmopolitan pleasures of living in a big city, she is soon filled with a sense of uneasiness and gloom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Westlake Entertainment 2006

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MRS

Summary: The young Jane Austen wishes to be a writer. Her mother thinks otherwise. Although she is offered many marriage proposals she accepts none until the mischevious Thomas Lefroy shows up and turns her world around. At first she finds him ignorant and self centered but as she gets to know him, they start to flirt and eventually fall in love. Thomas' relatives disagree with the match and threaten to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2008

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2 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD B

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BEC

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE BEC

Summary: Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite plugging away at her job, but her quest for love consistently results in falling flat on her face. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman with an unabashed passion for living. Inevitably, Nora discovers she must look inward before finding a new outlook on life and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY BRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Broken 2007

Summary: Nancy is an iconic girl detective with a passion for mystery and all things old. Small-town Nancy is about to experience a serious case of culture shock as she heads to Hollywood on an extended business trip with her father Carson Drew. Having promised her father that she has given up sleuthing in favor of becoming a "normal" teenager, Nancy tries her best to resist the lure of the age-old...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE NAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NAN RATED PG

Summary: Caye, a Madrid prostitute, comes to the aid of Zulema, a Dominican streetwalker beaten by a government official blackmailing her for free sex. They form a strong bond and imagine themselves as royalty, to offer them a glimpse of hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PRI

Summary: Two female soldiers, one rebellious and one controlled, find friendship with one another while patrolling the streets of Jerusalem.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IFC Films 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CLO

Summary: Starting a new life on her husband's isolated ranch, Jeannie's feisty, good-natured attitude soon wins over the misogynistic stockmen. She soon faces a greater challenge in changing their racist beliefs toward the aboriginal people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tango Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WE

Summary: A touching film about a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter in the Grbavica district of Sarajevo, a neighborhood once used as an internment camp during the Yugoslav wars. A beautiful and tender story that you won't soon forget.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Strand Releasing Home Video 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GRB

Summary: Five classic films that offer a rare glimpse at a lost era of provocative filmmaking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA FOR

Summary: Faith comes face-to-face with failure as a 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber. There is no explanation as to why she has come to her conviction, only that she believes in her decision absolutely. She decides to bring terror to New York with a mission to bomb Times Square. Inspired by actual events.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Genius Entertainment 2007

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Summary: Miranda, editor of "Runway" magazine, is a terror to everyone around her. Her first assistant strives to please her, but can't quite pull it off. Enter Andy, a young woman who knows nothing of the fashion industry and has never read the magazine. Nonetheless, Miranda, hires her as second assistant. When Miranda demands that she obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, it forces Andy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY DEV

Summary: Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HOL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HOL RATED PG-13

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HOL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Holiday 2007

Summary: A young girl must decide between taking care of her father and friend, both of whom are sick and need her the most, and doing what will truly make her happy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DRE

Summary: When 16 year old Stephanie Daley faces murder charges in connection with the death of her baby, pregnant forensic-psychologist Lydie Crane is tapped to unravel the truth. Stephanie claims to have been unaware of her condition, but as their sessions intensify, Stephanie's state of denial and Lydie's fears regarding her own pregnancy reveal a destiny that intertwines them both.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Genius Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STE

Summary: Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COC RATED PG-13

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COC

Summary: Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2000

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAR

Summary: A photographer and his young wife are stranded in a remote village after their car breaks down. The only adult inhabitant leaves with the photographer to find help, leaving the woman to teach the village children, whose parents are nowhere to be found.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DES

Summary: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan. Offers a revealing study of the housewife's plight during the Eisenhower era, along with an inspiring tale of tenacity and survival against formidable odds. Evelyn is a cheerfully strong-willed mother of ten who compensates for the failings of her alcoholic husband by becoming the most successful "contester" in the country. Between the mid-1950s and the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: DreamWorks Pictures 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRI
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRI

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Pri

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE Prize

Summary: A young woman with a history of drug abuse returns home after a 3-year prison sentence, to reconnect with her 5-year-old daughter while trying to adjust to the outside world once again.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Screen Media 2006

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SHE

Summary: Phoolan Devi was a murderer, kidnapper and living folk legend who had endured a life of rape and abuse after beng sold into marriage at the age of eleven. A spree of murders known as the Behmai Massacre to avenge the death of her lover made Devi the object of a police hunt. In prison from 1983 until 1994, she spent years being prosecuted by the Indian police, only to be turned into a legend by...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Lorber Films 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BAN

Summary: Britt is a struggling artist who returns home for a Thanksgiving reunion with her wealthy family. She revisits painful memories and reconciles with a past her mother chooses to ignore - until a secret about the family matriarch changes everything.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: GT Media 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Time 2006

Summary: A touching story of an elderly widow who embraces her last chance for happiness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2006

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ALL

Summary: After seeing a less-than-conventional psychiatrist for her problems at home who gives her too many prescriptions and bad advice, a mother ends her marriage and sends her young son to live with the doctor and his odd family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: "[H]andsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NEW